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  1. ow595

    TE300 or 300XCW

    Also th TE has higher spec SX/XC billet triple trees.
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    2009 wr300

    Founds a cool video of a WR300 Loved my 2006 but wished it was a lot lower. William Santa Cruz, Ca
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    CR150 for the USA

    I keep seeing KYB's being referenced but all the Husky specs say Kayaba (are they the same?). Summary of new items on enduro models for 2010: • NEW IPD (IN–MOULD PLASTIC DECORATION) GRAPHICS ON TANK SIDES AND NUMBER PLATE HOLDER. • NEW STRONGER, MORE FLEXIBLE PLASTICS. • NEW 48 MM KAYABA FORKS (EXCLUDING WR 125 AND TE310).• NEW FORK CLAMPS FOR KAYABA FORKS • NEW MORE POWERFUL FRONT HEADLIGHT (ON TE MODELS) • NEW REAR MUDGUARD WITH INTEGRATED RACE NUMBER PLATE AND HOMOLOGATED NUMBER PLATE. MORE AGGRESSIVE, COMPACT LOOK. • NEW REAR LAMP CLUSTER WITH MORE POWERFUL/BETTER-PROTECTED LED LIGHTS. • NEW EXHAUST PIPE (WR 125 – WR 300) FOR IMPROVED POWER DISTRIBUTION • NEW SILENCER (WR 125) • FRAME REINFORCED IN THE MOST CRITICAL AREAS (WR125 AND ALL TES) • REAR SWING ARM SHORTENED BY 15 MM (TE) FOR IMPROVED TRACTION AND MANOEUVRABILITY. • NEW RADIATOR CONNECTORS AND HOSES. (TE MODELS ONLY) • NEW MORE POWERFUL WATER PUMP (TE MODELS ONLY) • NEW SACHS REAR SHOCK ABSORBER (WR125) • TE 250 COMPLETELY NEW MODEL WITH FUEL INJECTED ENGINE William Santa Cruz, Ca
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    CR150 for the USA

    If the picture is correct, the top of the triple tree suggest its a Kayaba fork. Same picture as the WR250 and 300, with also come with Kayaba forks. William Santa Cruz, Ca
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    TE511 initial impressions...

    Kelly, I really appreciate your detailed write up. The new TE/TCX 449 has really caught my attention and I am lookng to reading more of your impressions as time/conditions allow. I noted, your like of the instant power and super smooth throttle response. I'm curious how the twin butterfly throttle bodies feel compared to the single on the TC? Is the secondary flap controlled by computer like on many of the current FI sportbikes? remides me of the old CV carbs, with smooth and ideal air flow for the conditions. I'm comming off a phase of smaller lighter dirtbikes, currently 250cc KTM's and wonder if the 449 will feel noticeably heavier offroad. So in that vain, I am also thinking of the 2011 350XCF, but miss a bigger motor! My last big bike was a 08 505XCF and that was a bit of a beast, but ton of fun! I also want to hear your thoughts on the handling as you are able to dial it in. I would be concerned if the steering does feel on the slow side. I have noticed that Husky will offer different offset triple trees and would like to hear your take on if you thin that would help? Keep the great write-ups coming. Thanks, William Santa Cruz, Ca 2010 250SX 2008 250XCFW 2010 Street Fighter.... <<Motor: Simply fantastic. Runs perfect. Electric smooth power and almost no vibrations. EFI is PERFECT like on the Berg. Power is instantaneous. Throttle has super light pull and it super EZ to modulate. Feels spontaneous, revy and very willing like it is a really strong 250F motor. Power wise it has quick snap and bark right off idle, no bog in fact almost to responsive. For some a mapping switch might be good to tame the response as if you think about it or whiskey throttle your moving NOW. A G2 throttle cam might be good for some doing technical stuff. The EFI on this bike, like the new Bergs is definitely a level or 3 above the Mikuni stuff IMHO. Touch the button and the bike is idling rock steady, snap the throttle and the motor barks. Probably the best EFI I have ever used. Amazing throttle response. Power wise the motor is still brand new and conditions made it hard to get the full picture but I have to say I am in love. The responsive EFI, the super smooth counterbalanced motor and the liquid smooth output of linear power is intoxicating fun and feels very modern, like a new performance car, immediate and forceful acceleration with PERFECT carburation no matter the situation. LOVE the motor. Power wise it has lots. The smooth EFI and super quite muffler make it seem like it is not really super strong but I never was looking for more that’s for sure. At the end of the day I found a nice uphill gravel road I took it for a few wide open up hill rips. Pulls very nice and is deceptively fast. It did flatten out on top and I'm sure that is in big part to the huge muffler which I am sure has a very clogging catalytic converter in it. Still makes great power. Love the power plant in this bike and the fact that the EFI makes it run exactly the same all the time is awesome. One thing I did notice on power is even though it does nto feel like a major torque moter like a CR500 or something no matter what gear your in, 2nd or 6th it feels like it pulls the same. Never any hint of bog or slowing. On up hills the there is NO lag when you ask for more power. It's as if the EFI overcomes anything. Third gear up a technical and steep single track the throttle still applies the same power where ever you set it. It's as if there is no way to load the motor, it just pulls the same no matter going up a hill in 4th or down and hill. Does what your right had says regardless of gear or conditions. Very cool motor.>>
  6. I thought this was another interesting find. Sorry if its a repeat. 2011 Catalog http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au/files/product_docs/8_doc1.pdf William Santa Cruz, Ca
  7. Today I measured quite a few bikes including three KTM's, a new Beta, and a 2011 Husky 310. All were 20" +/- peg tip to peg tip. On the 2011 TE449 I measured 21" +/-, so the pegs are about 1" wider then standard dirt bikes. Not huge but you notice it standing on the pegs. To compare my 2010 Ducati Street Fighter is 22" wide at the peg tips. William Santa Cruz, Ca
  8. We were prepping a 2007 510 SMR for Laguna Seca today (better off with a Wavre runner). And I place the 07 next to the 2011 TE449 to compare. The peg width looked very similar. I was expecting it to be wider on the 2011 but they are very clever on how they mount the pegs and keep them very tight, being as the frame is wider at that point, where the 2007 peg mounts that were much more outboard (being that the frame is narrower at the counter sprocket). but the net result is that they are approx. the same. So I will see if I can actually measure it today (Husky vs. Husky) but I will also comapre to my KTM and a 450EXC. Cheers, William
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    2011 TXC449 MotorcycleUSA.com review.

    Man the 449 in white looks sweet! William Santa Cruz, Ca
  10. There was no additional race silencer on the California TE449. I believe that only the TXC449/510 come with an additional race silencer. Offering a non-EPA silencer with a street legal bike in California is a big fine, if not for offroad use only. (minus 1 for California). William Santa Cruz, Ca
  11. Well one thing right off the bat, as we had a 2011 Husaberg 450 uncrated next to the TE450 was that the Berg felt much more top heavy, when tipping the bike side to side (motor off), which is known and no surprise. But the fact the TE still weighs 18lbs more (as it was sitting , no battery) is still impressive. The other item to note, on the 2011 Husky, was that the crank plane is so much closer to the center of the bike (if the foot pegs are the center) then compared to a 2010 450EXC, we also had on hand. While it is not as central as the Husaberg, it was not far off. And the the TE450 also has a large portion of its gas directly behind the motor and even more central then the Berg and the crank is a good many inches lower (for lower C of G). I bet the Husky will track and turn very well. We have read of the 2011 Husky being very stable but I wonder if part of that is the effect of the much wider peg placement behause of the Coaxle/swingarm design? Also I can see where the Husky won't feel as different between the tank being full and empty, as typical with all other dirtbikes. That relitive, more nimble feeling when the tank is getting near empty. Yes the TE silencer is HUGE. Exciting stuff with the new Huskys! Any word if there will be a 310TXC? And any bigger changes for the 2 stroke line up next year? Maybe something that will get me off my 2010 250SX (set up for off road) and back on Huskys? Cheers, William Santa Cruz, Ca
  12. Hey Kelly, The front (clear tank) was about 40% full. I'm looking forward to trying one. I also want to read your feedback. Cheers, William Santa Cruz, Ca
  13. Beefier 50mm fork is better for Supermoto. Shock, unknown. Saving money? William Santa Cruz, Ca
  14. I just had the opportunity to see the first TE449 delivered to Santa Cruz. I weighed on scale, 268lbs, without battery or mirrors. Great looking machine, though I'm not sure about the rear fender. William Santa Cruz, Ca
  15. 2010 KTM 250SX William Santa Cruz, Ca
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